I am intending to have a separate section of a hugh(000's threads) discussion forum for my website but have a dilemma. Either I purchase/free download a non-ee reputable forum software such as 'ip.board review'/'phpbb', or to purchase EE Discussion Forum v3.x and improve it with devot-ee's 'Scaffold'.
Option 1: I should be needing with most/all of the advanced features of non-ee software mentioned but I will loose the smooth integration my ee-developed website. e.g. A member may have to logon to ee-developed website and forum separatly. This is not what I want to see.
Option 2(preferred): Stick with ee + devot-ee solution, this is a full integration of website and forum. But I worry the ee forum features will not be as competitive as a non-ee solution.
Please someone shine me some lights.